1. Install Media Codecs:Since not all types of Media formats are “completely” free and open source, Ubuntu does not provide them by default with the installation. For example if you want to listen to Mp3, watch flash videos or play an avi file, you have to install these media codecs. Ubuntu has bundeled the codecs for most common type of media formats in what it calls “ubuntu-restricted-extras”. Use the following command in terminal to install this package:
|sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras|
2. Install Additional Drivers:Some propriety drivers such as Broadcom wireless drivers or nVidia graphics drivers are not installed by default in Ubuntu. Ubuntu has now moved the “Additional Drivers” to Software Sources. Previously it was available in Unity Dash. To install additional drivers, open software sources:
And then go to Additional Drivers tab to find the available additional drivers for your computer:
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